I think one of THE absolute hardest things for us in life is learning how to let go.
It’s hard for us to let go of relationships. To let go of dreams. To let go of our beauty. Or our youth. It’s hard to let go of injustice done to us. Hard to let go of our kids once they grow up.
Letting go = hard.
We seem to fight against the very cycle and circle of life. Everything ages. We all will die. Everyone gets hurt and life is unfair to them at times.
Are we not prepared for these things to happen? Do we feel we will not be complete without them?
Just as changes are bound to happen in our lives – so will we be asked to let something go. I think if we can release our grip, and let God work in us through the sacrifice involved (pride, loneliness, loss of health, image, change of relationship) then we can learn more about ourselves and the kind of people He wants us to be. We can use what we’ve learned as a ministry to help those who follow in our footsteps. Those who haven’t yet had to let go of so many priceless, precious things to their heart.
Letting go can be freeing. It can be painful. But if we choose to let it be a learning and growing experience, we can become so much MORE through those times in life. We can become more than we would’ve originally been without the tears.